Experience the Art of World Travel, Fine Wines and Exceptional Cuisine

Imagine seeing a village, a town, a hamlet through the eyes of those who live there, while you wander the streets of off -the-main-road villages that are not on the top 10 sites that every tourist visits to take a selfie, but are real and thriving everyday life.  Local markets, boutique shops and gourmet restaurants where the locals gather. Have you ever heard of a touring company giving the option to alter the itinerary to suit the needs of the small group? Probably not. But Artistic Gourmet Adventures can do just that because YOU are the most important part of the equation!  

Artistic Gourmet Adventures provides luxury week-long travel Adventures for groups of up to twelve guests in beautiful locations around the world. Accommodations during our Adventures include private villas, chateaux, chalets, and stately homes, along with our very own private Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated chef Walter Eagleton providing amazing multi-course gourmet cuisine.

And if you have been to any of these destinations in the past, you have not been the Artistic Gourmet Adventures way – Private Villa Accommodations-NO Hotels; Private Transportation-NO Big Buses; Gourmet Meals with Wine Pairings by Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton while dining at Villa-NO Set Dinners in pre-Chosen Tourist Restaurants; ‘slow travel’-NO Rushing to Catch the Bus; Special Surprise Excursions-A Comprehensive Itinerary-Personal Relationships with Locals-Personal Relationships with YOU! Just to name a few!

Also click on the link above to enjoy Chef Walter’s YouTube Channel!

Gourmet Dining by Chef Walter

2024 Adventures of a Lifetime

Celebrating our 10th year!

Hidden Gems of Holland

Sunday, March 31 – Saturday, April 6, 2024 SOLD OUT

Sunday, April 7 – Saturday, April 13, 2024 SOLD OUT

If you think of the Netherlands, flowers, windmills and wooden shoes come to mind – but Holland has so much more to offer! Enjoy the bracing wind with a beach walk along the Dutch coast and immerse yourself in Dutch culture in the modern metropolises, historic cities, and picturesque villages in the west of the Netherlands, and the traditional cheese markets also start up again in spring

Find out how the world famous Delft Blue earthenware is produced at Royal Delft, the factory that has been producing the hand-painted, blue motives since the sixteenth century, and at Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw, this family owned factory exclusively produces entirely hand-painted Delftware.

Dive into the story of Dutch flowers, meet growers and florists, and discover the best insider tips. From mid March to the end of May, the tulips transform big parts of The Netherlands into a colorful patchwork quilt.

We will discover this, Amsterdam and more!

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Timeless Tuscany

Sunday, April 28 – Saturday, May 4, 2024 SOLD OUT

Sunday, May 5 – Saturday, May 11, 2024 SOLD OUT

In this amazing Adventure we will leisurely wander the back streets of the ancient cities and small towns in Tuscany, taste the wines of the region, sample olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Le Cordon Bleu-Paris educated Chef Walter Eagleton will treat you to classic gourmet meals and favorites of the region. Our private accommodation for this exciting Adventure is luxurious and full of character. This 14th Century Villa is a magnificent Villa with stately Tuscan architecture and lush green gardens.

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The Amazing Coast of Amalfi

Sunday, May 19 – Saturday, May 25, 2024 SOLD OUT

Sunday, May 26 – Saturday, June 1, 2024 SOLD OUT

Come to sunny Italy to the most beautiful coastline in the world! The Amalfi coast of Italy is just minutes away from Naples. Small towns perched on the side of the mountain and trailing down to the electric blue and emerald green sea. The water sparkles with silver and small and large boats sway to the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your home for the week is a splendid Villa on a cliff overlooking the water. Artistic Gourmet Adventures will guide you on this Adventure of a Lifetime in sunny Italy!

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Luxurious Lake Como

Sunday, June 9 – Saturday, June 15, 2024 SOLD OUT

Sunday, June 16 – Saturday, June 22, 2024 One Double Occupancy Suite Available

Lake Como is a jewel with a pure beauty, a marvelous nature and breath-taking views, from where you can walk, relax, discover the peace and enjoy the calm of an amazing week. Come to Lake Como for the unspoiled nature that overlooks the lake, offering unique views everywhere around you, for the hospitality of people, for whom you will be part of the family.

“When you look at the sky over Lake Como, it’s clear that God exists.” “At Lake Como, you live your life the way you’re supposed to live your life if you’re lucky.”

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Ancient Ireland

Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 13, 2024 SOLD OUT

Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 20, 2024 SOLD OUT

Have you ever dreamt of staying in your own castle in Ireland? We welcome you to Southern Ireland. Our accommodations is a true Irish Castle. We won’t share this castle with anyone else! The castle is located in the midlands of Ireland making it an ideal location for day touring to many of the magnificent and magical sites that Ireland has to offer.

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D-Day Revisited – 80th Anniversary

Sunday, September 1 – Saturday, September 7, 2024 SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 8, 2024 – Saturday, September 14, 2024 SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 22, 2024 – Saturday, September 28, 2024 SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 29 – Saturday, October 5, 2024 SOLD OUT

Join us for a full week of exploring and understanding the Normandy Invasion. Artistic Gourmet Adventures will provide a week long Adventure where you will experience for yourself the emotion of standing where the soldiers stood and imagining through your eyes the events that took place. Authentic Normandy accommodations, gourmet meals and daily excursions to the most important sites that remain to remind us today of the price that was paid for our freedom are all included.

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The Best of Burgundy and Beaujolais France

Saturday, October 12 – Friday, October 18, 2024 SOLD OUT

Saturday, October 19 – Friday, October 25, 2024 SOLD OUT

Join Artistic Gourmet Adventures and cohost Steve and Karen Severance for a week in the beautiful French regions of Burgundy and neighboring Beaujolais, France. On this Adventure, we will venture out on the backroads to experience the wine, the food and some historical sites that have made these regions famous. Our home for the week will be a magnificent Chateau which we will not share with anyone else. You will enjoy private transportation for our daily excursions, gourmet regional food and the local Burgundians and the locals from Beaujolais.

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Great News! We STILL have a few spots open for our

2025 Artistic Gourmet Adventures!

2025 Adventures of a Lifetime

Celebrating our 11th year!

The 2025 season will be our final season of publicly offered Adventures.

There is a possibility that we may be available in 2026 for private Adventures – Please contact us for Adventures with your private group.

The Passions of Portugal

Sunday, April 6 – Saturday, April 12, 2025 – Two Rooms Remain

Sunday, April 13 – Saturday, April 19, 2025 – Private Adventure – SOLD OUT

In our six day-seven night The Passions of Portugal Adventure we will be located in the amazingly beautiful and historic Sintra area just north of Lisbon. This area is within close reach of the beaches of the Atlantic Silver Coast, the incredible history packed town of Sintra, the ‘riviera of Portugal’-Cascais- and of course the picturesque city of Lisbon. We will enjoy first class accommodations, Walter’s gourmet meals-with a Portuguese flair, private daily excursions to the best of the area and discover the wine and Port that makes Portugal unique.

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The Colors of Crete

Sunday, May 4 – Saturday, May 10, 2025 – Private Adventure – SOLD OUT

Sunday, May 11– Saturday, May 17 , 2025 Private AdventureSOLD OUT

The birthplace of both the king of the Olympian gods and of modern European civilization, Crete is a Mediterranean jewel. It’s rich with archaeological and mythological history that’s reflected in its ancient ruins and cultural attractions. Soak up the charming atmosphere of Heraklion’s Old Venetian Harbor or the fortresses and monasteries of Rethymno. The awesome Minoan ruins of Malia date to 1900 BC, and majestic Mt. Ida is said to be home to the cave where Zeus was born.

Ancient Ireland

Sunday, August 24 – Saturday, August 30, 2025

One double occupancy bed AVAILABLE

Sunday, August 31 – Saturday, September 6, 2025 SOLD OUT

Have you ever dreamt of staying in your own castle in Ireland? We welcome you to Southern Ireland. Our accommodations is a true Irish Castle. We won’t share this castle with anyone else! The castle is located in the midlands of Ireland making it an ideal location for day touring to many of the magnificent and magical sites that Ireland has to offer.

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The Wine, Food and Wonders of Northern Spain – Navarra and La Rioja

Sunday, September 21 – Saturday, September 27, 2025 SPACE FOR TWO

Sunday September 28 – Saturday, October 4, 2025 SOLD OUT

Join Artistic Gourmet Adventures, Fred Cummings, Chris McIntosh and Edge of the Lake Vineyard in romantic Spain and enjoy the amazing wine, food and culture so famous to this area. We will visit a medieval Spanish town with it’s ancient castle, and in the afternoon, a visit to a local winery in the area with Fred and Chris. Enjoy a morning guided orientation tour of Pamplona with its gorgeous Cathedral and then an afternoon free for self exploration, famous tapas shopping or museums. Also a trip to the nearby La Rioja wine region of Spain for another wonderful wine tasting with Fred and Chris, then enjoy a local village visit. We will visit a local winery of Navarra with Fred and Chris, making your own blends to share, walking in the vines and visiting the estate’s medieval chapel and grounds. You will have an opportunity to discover Basque salt harvesting – not from the sea – but with hands on salt harvesting experience. We will also travel into Basque country for a Basque mountain cheese farm visit and tasting.

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The Amazing Coast of Amalfi

Sunday, October 19 – Saturday, October 25, 2025 SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 26 – Saturday, November 1, 2025 SOLD OUT

Come to sunny Italy to the most beautiful coastline in the world! The Amalfi coast of Italy is just minutes away from Naples. Small towns perched on the side of the mountain and trailing down to the electric blue and emerald green sea. The water sparkles with silver and small and large boats sway to the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your home for the week is a splendid Villa on a cliff overlooking the water. Artistic Gourmet Adventures will guide you on this Adventure of a Lifetime in sunny Italy!

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